Bestiality cases at the Coast on the rise, claims Ezekiel Mutua as he fires warning to online advertisers

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 11:07 | 2 mins read
Ezekiel Mutua
Kenya Film and Classification Board boss, Ezekiel Mutua, at a recent function. PHOTO | KFCB
Kenya Film and Classification Board boss, Ezekiel Mutua, at a recent function. PHOTO | KFCB

By Lazarus Maitha,

Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are investigating alleged cases of bestiality in the Coastal region during this Covid-19 period.

KFCB Executive Director Ezekiel Mutua raised an alarm that unscrupulous people may be taking advantage of poor conditions among the youth during these tough economic times to involve them in the illicit pornographic trade.

Mutua is concerned that some crooks posing as tourists sneaked into the country to record the illicit content for distribution in other countries where they are sold online.  

"The board is investigating alleged cases of bestiality in the Coast region, where some unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the poor condition among the youth to involve them on recording pornographic materials,” claimed Mutua.

In May 11, 2013, a  Swedish national and 11 women were arrested and arraigned in Mombasa for ‘engaging’ in the illicit trade.

It was claimed that the women were caught engaging in intercourse with a dog in Nyali, Mombasa County as the Swedish tourist filmed them.

Now Mutua fears that the vice has resurfaced and vowed to reveal areas where people, especially women, are being paid to engage in bestiality.

His fears were also heightened after 44 minors were arrested in Nairobi where they were allegedly involved in group sex.

"Of more grave concern are the recent incidences of teenagers, some of them below the age of 16 engaging in vices such as consumption of alcohol, drug abuse and orgies in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic oblivious of the dangers this poses to them and their loved ones," Mutua added.

Speaking in Mombasa on Wednesday, Mutua said increasing cases of immoral behavior among teenagers and children are worrying.

He said KFCB is working with DCI to analyse the films recorded.

The board has also put on notice online advertisers whom he claimed don't observe watershed periods on their platforms.

In order to stem the trend, the board has vowed to take legal action against advertising companies that are exposing children to inappropriate content during watershed periods.

“In collaboration with Government agencies, we are working with cybercrimes units and Google to ensure that such unpalatable content is pulled down,” he added.